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[post_date] => 2018-04-09 09:47:49
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[post_content] => Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC), the company behind the high performance patented ChemLine® tank lining system for tank containers, recently convened its first ChemLine Global Tank Container Summit in Avon, Ohio with its key worldwide partner applicators and APC representatives, under the theme of ‘Partners in Performance’.
The purpose of the summit, according to Martin Kilroe, APC’s global tank container manager, was to bring together partner applicators that specialise in applying ChemLine linings for tank containers, to ensure a consistent high-quality approach that mirrors APC’s core values and quality objectives.
“At the summit, we were able to connect and build strong collaborative relationships,” Kilroe says. “Each of the applicators exhibits the highest level of professionalism in their work, and they command exceptional quality in every application. They are not only passionate about their work, but also keenly familiar with our ChemLine system.”
The summit was attended by APC personnel and principals from three application companies, each with long history in their respective markets: Amfico Agencies Pvt Ltd from Mumbai, India; Hüni GmbH & Co from Friedrichshafen, Germany; and Shanghai Fuchen Chemicals from Shanghai, China.
ON THE AGENDA
The event covered a range of industry and product topics on tank lining successes, customer and industry requirements, changing regulations, goals, worldwide marketing and promotion work, and application and quality control procedures.
There was also a review of the growing demand for specialised tank containers with high-performance protective linings to carry high-value corrosive chemicals and other liquids, which generate higher revenue for operators. A technical review of ChemLine’s extensive chemical resistance list illustrated how the coating is compatible with more than 5,000 different chemical cargoes, including aggressive acids, alkalis, solvents, agricultural chemicals and many others.
This capability is achieved by the proper heat curing of ChemLine that results in a highly cross-linked and tightly knit coating structure, providing unprecedented chemical resistance, even at elevated temperatures. The ChemLine coating sets up to a smooth glossy finish that is easily cleaned and decontaminated after carriage.
The Global Summit concluded with the signing of business relationship contracts between APC and the different applicator principals. “All these ChemLine applicators share a common mission with APC to deliver high-quality tank container lining results,” Kilroe says. The value message we deliver is that the excellent result is a combination of using the quality ChemLine system, with the quality services of our applicators around surface preparation, lining application, heat curing, final inspection and spark testing, and reporting of quality control reports and documentation.
“The end goal is to provide peace of mind to tank container owners, operators, lessors, tank manufacturers, agrochemical producers and chemical companies along with an excellent lining and service warranty.”
ChemLine is produced in a range of formulations to suit different applications in the transport, processing, piping and tank storage sectors. As well as tank containers, it is suitable for lining road tankers and rail tank cars, process equipment and other tank and piping systems.
APC also produces MarineLine®, used as a coating for cargo tanks in chemical and product tankers. The company has recently promoted Capt Onur Yildirim, who joined the firm in 2006, to the post of marine manager, Kilroe’s equivalent on the MarineLine side. Yildirim is a former chief officer on chemical tankers, having sailed in various roles with Turkey-based Aksay Shipping for five years.
[post_title] => Lining: Talk of the town
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